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Hong Kong Suspends Cathay Dragon, Air India Flights

Hong Kong has temporarily barred Cathay Dragon’s flights from Kuala Lumpur and all Air India flights from operating in the city after a number of passengers originating from India tested positive for COVID-19. Cathay Dragon acknowledged the temporary suspension in a press release on Sunday citing it was informed by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of the decision. Cathay Dragon’s passenger flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong will be prohibited from landing at Hong Kong International Airport for two…

Hong Kong International Airport Among First to Receive Airport Health…

Hong Kong International Airport has been accredited under the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) for its high standards in health and safety in its operations. The airport is among the first in the Asia-Pacific region to receive the recognition from the Airports Council International (ACI) since its launch in July. The…

Hong Kong Aviation’s Rocky First Eight Months of 2020

Hong Kong's aviation industry was hit hard by the onset of the pandemic earlier this year. But while that resulted in worldwide pullbacks in travel demand, Hong Kong's aviation industry has been experiencing headwinds since the second half of 2019. With no end in sight for the pandemic, Cathay Pacific…

Hong Kong Aviation Industry, Cathay Pacific Facing Severe Turbulence

As a result of weakened travel demand due to COVID-19, Hong Kong International Airport is seeing a huge drop of passenger volume as 8.3 million passengers were recorded in the first six months of this year, the airport reported in a press release. It has dropped 78.1% compared to the…

Hong Kong Airport Welcomes Transit Passengers Again

In response to the low infection rate of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airport is loosening its travel restrictions and resumed airport transit services on June 1. The main travel restrictions, however, remain unchanged. Foreigners coming from overseas countries by plane are still banned from entering the city while…

A Look at Tech Hong Kong Airport Uses to Protect…

Hong Kong International Airport has become the world's first airport to trial a full-body disinfection channel to protect passengers and staff from COVID-19. The facility, called CLeanTech, is an enclosed full-body disinfection facility that sanitizes travelers using the channel in 40 seconds, killing 99.9 percent of germs. Currently, CLeanTech is being…

Hong Kong Government Offers Financial Help to Aviation Industry

As a result of the coronavirus crisis around the globe, travel demand has plummeted to a new low. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), a transportation hub in Asia, recorded a total number of 228 arrival passengers on April 12 and only eight foreign visitors among them. In response to the…

Hong Kong and Taiwanese Airlines Take Steps to Prevent Coronavirus…

As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan's, the most affected and adjacent territories to the epicenter, local airlines have carried out new measures to help stop the spread of the disease. StarLux Airlines, a brand new Taiwan-based airline which launched services two days before…

Cathay Pacific Suspends 90 Percent of Flights to Mainland China

Cathay Pacific announced it will be reducing capacity to Mainland China by 90 percent, as a measure of precaution against the Coronavirus spread. The Hong Kong-based carrier is following the steps of most global carriers who have either temporarily suspended flights to mainland China or are cutting frequencies to combat…

Hong Kong’s Aviation Industry Encountering Ongoing Turbulence

Hong Kong’s aviation industry has paid the price for the recent social unrest in the region.  Hong Kong Airport recorded 71.5 million passengers last year, a 4.2 percent decrease compared to the prior year. Meanwhile, total cargo declined 6.1 percent year-over-year. The passenger volume of the airport is facing its…